Ryan Marks is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, recording engineer and teacher from Warwick, NY. Ryan has spent his entire career performing, recording and teaching professionally. His work can be heard as his original music or as a sideman for various artists such as KIDZ BOP, The 710 Experiment, Doug Myer & Friends, Dead On The Tracks, Boxing The Needle, Fever Train, Ryan Townsend Band, Musical Monk, Rablin' Dan & The Freewheelin' Band, BIG MEAT, Billy Hector, Petrel, Matthew Pop, and Haley Bowery.
From arenas to coffeehouses, Ryan has toured nationally and internationally playing music. Some select venues include Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, NY), Izod Center (East Rutherford, NJ), The Philadelphia Spectrum (Philadelphia, PA), The Target Center (Mineapolis, MN), The Murat Theater (Indianapolis, IN), Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY), Highline Ballroom (New York, NY), The 9:30 Club (Washington, DC), Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (Gilford, NH), The House Of Blues (Chicago, IL), Hard Rock Live (Orlando, FL), Freebird Live (Jacksonville Beach, FL), 1st Mariner Bank Arena (Baltimore, MD), Rockwood Music Hall (NY, NY), Garcia's (Port Chester, NY) Toad's Place (New Haven, CT), Pennings Farm (Warwick, NY), Glenmere Brewery (Florida, NY), Applewood Winery (Warwick, NY), Warwick Valley Winery (Warwick, NY) .
R&R Music School (2012-2018) - Co-Owner, Teacher & Founder R&R provided music instruction and education for all major instruments. Lessons were offered individually and in groups for preschoolers, children, teens, and adults. Ryan taught piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, voice. (www.rnrmusicschool.com)
KIDZ BOP "LIVE!" - Bass Player Designed as an introduction to a real live rock show experience, the show featured a national production with a full band. Vocal duties being shared by adults and kids alike. These tours lasted for two years and spanned the US and Canada. (www.kidzboplive.com)
BIG MEAT - Bass Player, Singer This CT based jamband made a name for themselves by touring the east coast from Maine to Florida. (www.bigmeatmusic.com)
Fever Train - Bass Player, Singer Highlighted shows included Highline Ballroom (New York, NY), Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY), Rock & Roll Resort (Kerhonkson, NY).
Boxing The Needle - Bass Player, Singer Their debut album was produced by John Siket (Phish, DMB).(www.boxingtheneedle.com)